2011 Media releases
News and Media Releases for 2011.
Update on SNEPCo response to Bonga oil leak: Journalists to visit area today
Dec 26, 2011
Lagos, Nigeria, December 26, 2011 – A group of international and Nigerian journalists will today fly to an area off the coast of Nigeria to see for themselves how the oil that leaked from SNEPCo’s Bonga facility has largely dispersed. This follows an overflight by Nigeria’s Minister for the Environment and the Director General of NOSDRA on Saturday 24 December.
Update on SNEPCo response to Bonga oil leak: Oil leak largely dispersed
Dec 25, 2011
SNEPCo this evening confirmed the oil leak from the Bonga facility off the coast of Nigeria has largely dispersed.
Update on SNEPCo response to Bonga oil leak: Oil on the surface continues to decline as Government officials visit site
Dec 24, 2011
SNEPCo continues to apply dispersants and has begun skimming operations to further reduce remnants of the oil leak.
Update on SNEPCo response to Bonga oil leak: dispersants are having an impact; oil continues to thin and break up.
Dec 23, 2011
SNEPCo confirms the oil leaked from the Bonga facility continues to thin as a result of the effective use of dispersants by seaborne vessels and aircraft.
Update on SNEPCo response to Bonga oil leak, offshore Nigeria: oil sheen remains offshore and has thinned; source of leak found.
Dec 22, 2011
Our analysis indicates that the leak from our Bonga offshore facility remains offshore and is thinning and breaking up, based on a combination of satellite pictures, photos from aerial surveillance, infra-red cameras and direct observations from vessels.
Shell Nigeria temporarily shuts in Bonga field in response to oil leak
Dec 21, 2011
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) can confirm it is responding to an oil leak at the 200,000 barrel-per-day capacity Bonga deepwater facility, approximately 120 kilometres off the Nigeria coast.
Update on SNEPCo response to Bonga oil leak: up to 50% of oil dissipated. Bonga facility now shut in.
Dec 21, 2011
Since our earlier statement (0800hrs, December 21, 2011), we have obtained additional information on the incident at the Bonga offshore facility, 120 km off the Nigeria coast.
Shell sells stakes in Nigerian oil leases
Dec 01, 2011
On November 30, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), completed the assignment of its 30% interest in two oil mining leases and related facilities in the Niger Delta. Total cash proceeds for SPDC amount to some US$488 million.
SPDC spent N9 billion on community development in Niger Delta in 2010
Nov 21, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) spent N9.0 billion on community development projects in Niger Delta in 2010, Managing Director Mutiu Sunmonu disclosed at a Sustainable Development exhibition in Abuja on Nov. 3, 2011. “This is one of the biggest corporate social responsibility portfolios operated by a private company in Sub-Saharan Africa, and it shows that we care for the wellbeing of the communities in which we do business.”
SPDC lifts force majeure on Forcados export programme
Nov 01, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) lifted the force majeure which had been declared on Forcados loadings, following completion of repairs on the Trans Forcados Pipeline.
More sabotage spills in Niger Delta since SPDC shut down Imo River production
Nov 01, 2011
There have been 10 additional oil bunkering incidents in the Eastern Niger Delta since The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) shut down production from Imo River on the 28th of August this year, following an upsurge of sabotage activities which have severely impacted the environment. Some of the latest incidents are on the Okordia – Rumuekpe trunk line, Imo River – Ogale trunk line and Buguma – Alakiri trunk line. Four separate incidents were reported on sections of the Obigbo North delivery line at Komkom and Ogale.
SPDC orders N7.8bln worth of line pipes from Nigerian company
Oct 31, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has awarded a contract for line pipes worth over N7.8bln to S. C. C. Nigeria Ltd (SCC), in one of the biggest efforts by an IOC to encourage in-country manufacture of the key pipeline making material.
SPDC voted “Best Company in Most Innovative CSR” in Nigeria
Oct 16, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) was voted “Best Company in most Innovative CSR” in 2011 at the Nigeria CSR awards, known as The Social Enterprise Report and Awards (The SERAs).
SPDC commences repair of Trans Forcados Pipeline
Oct 11, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) is mobilizing for repair of the Trans Forcados Pipeline which was shut down following a sabotage leak on October 6.
SPDC declares force majeure on Forcados export programme
Oct 10, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has declared force majeure on its Forcados export programme for October, November and December 2011 as a result of production shutdown due to a sabotage leak on Trans Forcados Pipeline. The declaration took effect from noon today (October 10).
SPDC suspends production in Imo River Field due to illegal bunkering spills
Sep 26, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has shut in production from Imo River Field due to a recent upsurge of illegal bunkering and refining activities which have impacted the environment.
Shell, UKTI host Nigerian and British firms at Offshore Europe Conference in Aberdeen
Sep 22, 2011
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) hosted more than 107 Nigerian and British companies to a business summit at the three-day Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition in Aberdeen.
Utorogu Gas Plant resumes operations
Aug 26, 2011
SPDC today (August 26) reopened Utorogu Gas Plant was after shutting it down two days ago following a leak on the Utorogu – UPS trunkline.
Pipeline leak forces shutdown of Utorogu Gas Plant
Aug 25, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture last night (August 24) shut down Utorogu Gas Plant following a leak on the Utorogu – UPS trunkline in Western Niger Delta.
SPDC declares Force Majeure on Bonny Light exports
Aug 23, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has declared Force Majeure on Bonny Light exports for the remainder of August as well as September and October.
Six sabotage spills recorded on SPDC’s Okordia – Rumuekpe trunkline in August
Aug 22, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) recorded six separate oil spill incidents on the Okordia – Rumuekpe trunk line at Ikarama in Bayelsa State, between August 2 and 15 this year, all from hacksaw cuts by unknown persons.
An open letter on oil spills from the Managing Director of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd
Aug 04, 2011
Oil spills in the Niger Delta are a tragedy, and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) takes them very seriously. That is why we have always accepted responsibility for paying compensation when they occur as a result of operational failure.
SPDC says brief flaring in Bayelsa State is due to well test
Aug 01, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has clarified that the flare at Opolo-Epie in Bayelsa State is a temporary well test flare, and not routine.
SPDC Restates commitment to Nigeria in divestment exercise
Jul 22, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) has said divestment of its equity from some oil blocs in the Niger Delta is compliant with its contractual rights and regulatory frameworks which guide the oil industry in Nigeria.
SPDC seeks dialogue with Kolo Creek communities
Jul 14, 2011
Some youths from four communities in Kolo Creek – Imiringi, Elebele, Otuasega and Oruma – today (July 14) protested at SPDC JV’s Kolo Creek field logistics base, about not being supplied with electricity from company facilities.
SPDC’s Cradle-to-Career programme lauded at United Nations Innovation Fair in Geneva
Jul 13, 2011
The Cradle-to-Career programme in which The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is sponsoring 60 Niger Delta children in secondary schools, was recognised as a landmark educational initiative at the United Nations Innovation Fair held in Geneva, July 4-7, 2011.
SPDC Presents Award to NNPC/Shell CUP 2011 Champions, GSS Owerri
Jun 22, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, sponsors of the NNPC/Shell Cup competition, made a formal presentation of the first prize award to Government Secondary School, Owerri, the 2011 Champions of the competition, at a brief ceremony at the Imo State Ministry of Education on June 22, 2011.
SPDC Declares Force Majeure Over Multiple Trans Niger Pipeline Fires
Jun 13, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has declared Force Majeure on Bonny Light loadings for June and July 2011. The declaration is as a result of production cutbacks caused by leaks and fires which occurred last week on the Trans Niger Pipeline (TNP).
Production Resumes at Bonga After Maintenance Work
Apr 14, 2011
The maintenance works, which commenced on February 28 this year, were executed safely and within schedule. Production will be gradually ramped up over the coming weeks
Bonga has the capacity to produce more than 200 kb/d of oil and 150 million scf/d of gas.
SPDC Joint Venture Awards Pipeline Contract for Flares Reduction
Apr 11, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria Limited has signed a contract with Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited for a pipeline system that will gather associated gas currently being flared for use in the domestic gas market.
Four Schools Qualify for Semi Finals of 2011 NNPC/Shell Cup
Apr 01, 2011
Four schools have emerged from the quarter finals of the 2011 edition of NNPC/Shell Cup and will play in the semi finals and final at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
SPDC’S Gbaran – Ubie Project Achieves Gas Production Milestone
Mar 21, 2011
The Gbaran - Ubie integrated oil and gas project in Bayelsa State recorded one billion standard cubic feet of gas per day (bscf/d) production on February 5, 2011, ahead of schedule.
SNEPCO Commences Maintenance work at Bonga
Mar 02, 2011
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) on February 28, 2011 commenced maintenance work at the Bonga Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility.
SPDC Spends N5.53 Billion on Economic Empowerment Programmes in Niger Delta
Feb 07, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria-operated Joint Venture spent N5.53 billion between 2005 and 2010 on various economic empowerment programmes that have improved lives and raised the standard of living in the Niger Delta.
SPDC Joint Venture Inaugurates 2nd Edition of Niger Delta Post Graduate Scholarship Scheme
Jan 17, 2011
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has inaugurated the second edition of its Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in a continuing effort to develop indigenous manpower for the oil and gas industry.
Nigeria’s Oldest Secondary School, CMS Grammar School, Wins NNPC/SHELL Choral Competition.
Jan 07, 2011
Nigeria’s oldest secondary school, the Church Missionary Society (CMS) Grammar School, Lagos sang its way into history books by winning the 12th edition of the NNPC/Shell Choral Competition.
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